The Woodcarver is built for those riders looking to carve the mountain with precision and grace, and this board is fast and smooth! It will dominate groomers and powder on demand. For 2020 Nitro partnered with Deejo Knives on the design of their amazing graphics on the Woodcarver which is very fitting for a board that carves like a knife! If you require power and precision then read on for the Nitro 2020 Woodcarver review.
As an extra bonus Nitro is giving everyone who purchases the Nitro Deejo x Woodcarver snowboard and Team binding a custom Deejo x Nitro knife.
Snowboard Tested and Rider Specs:
Nitro Woodcarver 2019-2020
Nitro Woodcarver Size: 155cm (waist width 25.0 cm)
Bindings: Rambler Black (Medium)
Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 9
Stance: approximately 22.5″
Rider Height: 5’9″
Rider Weight: 180
Conditions/Terrain Tested: Groomers and l’il bit of pow.
Features from Nitro
Flex: All Terrain
Sidecut: Dual Degressive
Sintered Speed Formula II Base
The Nitro Woodcarver was designed by Nitro Founder Tommy Delago to let any rider experience the fun and exhilaration of carving on a snowboard, and this all mountain machine will float through powder on demand as well. It’s directional shape is very appealing and the wood core and wood grain graphics on the top sheet and base are some of the best we’ve seen for 2020, well done NITRO! They classify this board as a mid-wide board for less toe and heel drag, with some of the more tapered shapes I’ve seen lately this is on the slimmer end of the spectrum on mid-wide boards but is very effective at reducing toe and heel drag none the less.
Nitro classifies the Woodcarver as a 7 out of 10 flex and I would say that is close to accurate, it’s on the stiffer side of 7, and if you are mainly focusing on all mountain carving and not planning on riding the jumps all day it works out just fine. Nitro uses Power pods close to the outside of the inserts on the toe and heel side edges to provide better edge hold on icy days and also allows you to carve deep tight turns when you want to. It has a fast sintered base, camber out to the end of the inserts with “early lift” (for extra forgiveness on turn initiation and float in powder) in the nose and tail.
This board was very fun to carve around the mountain, it took me a little bit to find the sweet spot for turning, and when I did it was great. With the woodcarver you can accelerate fast and still be able to control your turn initiation easily and if you want to really be precise and practice your eurocarving on your toe or heel side turns this board will slice through groomers like a knife through butter. We had a few inches of fresh and it felt like it would be right at home slicing through powder easily. Not only is the woodcarver a beauty to look at it holds its own as a carving machine that will provide superior carving fun all over the mountain and rally through powder when you need it!
The Woodcarver is geared toward the all mountain rider that wants to bomb hills, carve up groomers and then chase some pow. I would recommend this board for anyone who prefers stiffer boards as an intermediate to advanced rider that is looking for a board that’s fun to carve and also could handle powder days at your resort.
Stiff and snappy
Supportive through turns
Easy to control your carving on
Felt slightly stiffer than a 7
See the 2020 Nitro Preview here
|Price:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Performance:||(4.8 / 5)|
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|Overall:||(4.8 / 5)|